Julia Roberts: No Mystic Pizza on 'Eat Pray Love'
One of the biggest female stars of all time, Julia Roberts, talked with "Extra's" Jerry Penacoli about the making of her new film, "Eat Pray Love."
Chatting it up in gorgeous Napa Valley, Calif., Julia told Jerry that one of the most challenging parts of filming was all the eating. "We started [filming] first thing in the morning so I didn't have breakfast and went to work," she said. "I think in the first set-up that we did, where I was on camera, I ate 8 pieces of pizza in 45 minutes."
With all that eating, Julia wasn't afraid of the carbs, even though she said she gained 10 pounds. "When I die they can put on my tombstone, 'She ate a lot of bread,'" the actress joked.
Julia's good friend, actor Brad Pitt, helped produce "Eat Pray Love" and approached Julia about doing the film. "I love that he wanted to commandeer the destiny of this book about a woman. I think it's really fascinating and says a lot about him as a person and that they asked me to do it. I thought was immensely flattering."
The "Pretty Woman" star was recently quoted as saying that she didn't want to do romantic comedies anymore. She clarified to "Extra" that the statement was taken out of context.
"The older you get, the harder it is to find a story that really fits appropriately to what someone my age should know and understand in this world and about relationships... I'm not against them... so you just need to come up with a new, original take on the genre."
Catch "Eat Pray Love" in theaters August 13.